The following eight memoirs, which deal with gender, food, writing, relationships and more, reflect soft femmes, tomboy femmes, chapstick femmes, and other femmes who aren’t all that femmey.
I didn’t get to be at the set for the whole shoot, because I was teaching last year. I went once with my wife Erica and we got to go for a few days. I was in a daze of disbelief, touching people like, “Are you real?”
“Therese and Carol drink beer and coffee at the Palm Court in the Plaza Hotel with Richard, Therese’s pitiful and jealous boyfriend, who pays for their drinks.”
Topics include the Santa Ana winds, murder, Weinstein’s Complicity Machine, sandwiches, black residents targeted by jaywalking (etc) tickets in Florida, “trailer trash,” IKEA cafeterias and so much more!
This year’s Bad Sex Awards, Black women poets speaking truth to power, learning how to be alone, the problem with categories in literature and more.
Women writers have friendships, too; women having control over their bodies; a poem from Eileen Myles and more.
Topics include being Midwestern, Second Life, restorative nostalgia, getting an abortion in South Dakota, Chuck E Cheese, Andrew Cunanan, Manson bloggers and so much more!
I wonder why the story of a bisexual teenage boy is the one that allowed me to explicitly consider my identity as a bisexual adult woman for the first time.
Gifts for people who are super into books that aren’t, y’know, books. And also some that are.
We’re discussing We Were Witches and sharing a brilliant interview with author Ariel Gore. Come join Autostraddle Book Club – the comments are wide open and we wanna hear everything you’ve got to say about this book.
In addition to telling you about this app I like, this week’s TIRTL involves stories on topics including Harvey Weinstein, a thriving small town in Iowa, girls doing murder in the woods, mall kiosks, going missing in Alaska, Sarah Polley, Power Point and more!
Reading Audre Lorde after Charlottesville, gendered terms in language when you’re non-binary, scary little girls in literature and more.
Love queer speculative fiction but don’t have the time or energy to read novels or series? Then these eight collections and anthologies of queer speculative short fiction are for you!
Topics include Cher, Oxy, Mattresses, Cape Coral, Mackenzie Davis, TGI Fridays, TV finales, Tiny House Hunters and more!
Celebrate LGBT History Month by reading LGBT history books!
Consider only reading queer romance, bisexual slang, horror stories by women and more.
How two 1970s and 1980s lesbian BDSM books changed the national conversation around feminism, lesbianism, and kink.
Gurba’s writing feels devastating and holy and hilarious all at once, like a dead sea scroll that is as fun to read as an old issue of Playboy.
We Were Witches by Ariel Gore is an autobiographical novel that uses magick spells and inverted fairy tales to combat queer scapegoating, domestic violence, and high-interest student loans. We’re going to read it together this month!
“To read a piece about lesbian e e cummings, you have to fully commit, but you could tell Dr. Brown was scared.”